If you live in LA and have a ton of old clothes from the 80’s lying around, you are seriously in luck.Tomorrow night, Thursday July 7th a trio of beloved Saturday Night Live alums will gather at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse for a “Stop Making Sense”-inspired parody. Performing as the band Test Pattern, the hilarious trio will poke fun at the classic Talking Heads concert film with a fake performance, which will be filmed as the subject of a future episode of Documentary Now!, Hader and Armisen’s new show on IFC.The event has free entry for the first 200 people on line, and guaranteed prime placement if you come decked out in 80’s gear. See below for the event poster and Armisen’s Instagram post that announced the show.
Look for the panel “Poetic Urbanisms: Artists Talks with Svetlana Boym, Brian House, and Jesse Shapins,” held 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Arts @ 29 Garden, entrance at 30 Chauncey St. A daytime visitor to Arts @ 29 Garden will feel the serenity of Harvard’s newest space for art making. It’s spacious, open, and sunny.But through Feb. 28, that serenity will be shaken a little by “Poetic Urbanisms,” the first formal art exhibit there. The show’s photographs, flickering moving images, projected text, and shelves of chained books reveal overlooked city spaces: curbsides, scaffolding, battered signage, and benches too inaccessible for sitting. The effect is creative unease, the dissonance that art often inspires.The exhibit, funded by a grant from the Harvard University Committee on the Arts, is in part the culmination of two years of courses taught by Svetlana Boym, a Harvard professor of comparative literature and member of the 2008 Harvard University Task Force on the Arts.Her courses explored archaeology as a metaphor for modernity, a quest to go beneath the surface of the modern city that drew on both art theory and art practice.The co-organizer of Boym’s exhibit is Jesse Shapins, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a 10-year veteran of that hybrid pursuit, which he calls the “media archaeology of place.” Students in the courses, cameras or cell phones in hand, carried out the creative assignments now on display.The Russian-born Boym, who is the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, teaches a related course this semester, CL 242: “Text, Image, Public Sphere.” She and her students gather once a week in a seminar room at 29 Garden St. to pore over readings by the great art theorists of the 20th century.Readings from Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Roland Barthes, and others pair academic rigor with art making. “The students don’t just read,” said Boym. “They practice.” This “double movement between research and art” is important, she said, and encourages Arendt’s notion of “ passionate thinking,” a way of “thinking with experience” that Boym said preserves “wonder and surprise.”Pairing theory with practice is in tune with Arts @ 29 Garden.“Everything we do here is connected to the curriculum,” said Bess Paupeck, program manager at the new space.Along with its art and books, 29 Garden St. imparts an urban magic of its own, said Boym, and could easily be Harvard’s interface with the city around it. It was once a hotel, and later a police station, and today is largely graduate student housing. “The space has amazing potential” for showing contemporary art, she said, and adds significantly to Harvard’s art-making infrastructure. She hopes to have experimental art exhibits there once or twice a year.Boym introduced “Poetic Urbanisms” as a way to “discover the untold stories of our everyday environments.”The exhibit includes the work of 14 students, whose dictionary-like entries — with images, quotes, maps, and text — are in a book published for the opening, “Peripl-urban: A New Urban Language of Poetic Estrangement.” The term is from “periplum,” used by Ezra Pound in “Cantos” to describe a poet’s unconventional mapping of space and time.One page, mapped to a Cambridge address, shows a gritty curb marked with a slash of white paint. In the street is a crumpled cigarette pack. “To live,” adds a quote by Walter Benjamin, “means to leave traces.”For a look at the student work, and their alphabetical entries on overlooked urban places and concepts visit the site created by Shapins and New York media artist Brian House.“Poetic Urbanisms” also displays work by Boym, a media artist with an international audience.Along one wall is “Hydrant Images,” photographs in hanging plexiglas frames. Fire hydrants — unintentional urban sculptures of a kind — are paired with real and imagined text from immigrant narratives. It’s a doubling of estrangement that is both aesthetic and social.In noticing the accidental art of hydrants at all, said Boym, “I feel like a pioneer.”In “Phantasmagorias,” hanging plastic screens show shifting pictures captured by the “multiburst” feature on Boym’s digital camera, which creates what she calls “16-second art.” It includes the blur and fracture of subtle movement. “The act of touching is something we never see” in photographs, she said.Along another wall is “Portable Houses,” a series of urban photographs that play with reflections in windows, registering sadness, nostalgia, and surprise. In one, a peacock ambles improbably into a Manhattan alley. “I spent an afternoon following peacocks,” said Boym, and she had to slip away from academic meetings to do it.“Poetic Urbanisms” is on display through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays, or by appointment. For more information, email Bess Paupeck, at [email protected], or Svetlana Boym, at [email protected]
The following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Thursday, Sept. 22.Crimes against propertyAt 8:13 p.m. on Oct. 7, a suspect exited a vehicle and approached a non-USC female from behind as she was walking near Adams Boulevard and Menlo Avenue. The suspect grabbed hold of the female’s purse and forcibly pulled it from her shoulder, then she returned to the vehicle and drove away. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 2:23 p.m. on Oct. 8, DPS officers responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles, one of which was driven by a student, at 28th and Severance streets Neither party was injured. Officers cleared the scene after the subjects exchanged pertinent information.At 1:14 a.m. on Oct. 8, LAPD officers on routine patrol near 30th and Orchard streets observed a student nearly strike a bicyclist while driving his vehicle in an unsafe manner and detained him for investigation. The student failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested and transported to Southwest station for booking.At 1:11 a.m. on Oct. 8, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated non-USC female who passed out at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. LAFD RA Unit #15 was at the scene loading the female into their ambulance when the officers arrived and she was subsequently transported to California Hospital Medical Center for treatment.At 9:37 P.m. on Oct. 7, DPS officers responded to a report of four suspects smoking marijuana outside the New Residential College and detained them for investigation. All of the suspects were determined to have been drinking alcohol in public and one of them was found in possession of marijuana. The suspects were then arrested, cited and released after being advised against trespassing on university property.
Kings G Buddy Hield a critical part of Sacramento’s rebuild Buddy Hield is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 18.4 points. However, the Kings have five other players who are averaging double-digit scoring numbers this season. Shumpert is close to being their seventh player to do so, as he’s currently averaging 9.5 points per game. Related News NBA trade rumors: Kings targeting Wizards SF Otto Porter Jr. The 28-year-old Shumpert has always been seen as an up-and-coming player, but now he’s a legitimate nine-year NBA veteran. He’s just one cog in the scoring machine the Kings have created this season. Sacramento is only 11-11, but they’re in a better place than most people expected them to be in. They’ve stashed a bevy of lottery picks with plenty of upside. The Kings are a young team on the rise and Iman Shumpert recently shed some light on the squad’s newly acquired nickname.”We’re ‘The Scores,” Shumpert said after practice last week, via NBA.com. “We come, we try to score fast, we try to score at a high rate. We have a lot of young bodies. It’s cool to be on a team where we don’t know who’s going to score it.” “We’re just going to share the sugar.” Shumpert said. “Whoever is going that’s who we’re feeding. We’re playing off the energy. Calling us ‘The Scores’ is a reminder that we all can do it … It don’t matter who scores we just got to win.”If the Kings develop the young pieces they have and maintain their offensive versatility, they could end their 11-year playoff drought soon.